How to Choose a Doctor

When you move, you have to change everything from where you will actually live to the primary care physician you have. While many people simply choose one doctor and stay with that doctor regardless of bedside manner or other details, you should know that you can shop around for a family doctor – and this is really an important step.

Just as anyone else that you may work with regularly (like a dentist or even a therapist), a doctor has to be a good fit for you. So, if you’ve moving to Highlands Ranch or anywhere else in the world, take a look at these tips for finding the perfect doctor before you settle.

  • Go with the right person for the job. Not all doctors are created equal, and some doctors are simply family physicians while others are general doctors or internal doctors. What’s the difference? Typically, family doctors focus on you and your entire family, and can do things like send you to specialists when needed. General doctors are kind of like family doctors, but general doctors can treat anyone of any age, and sometimes have specialties. Internal medicine doctors help with chronic diseases including the prevention and treatment of these diseases.
  • Find one that works with your insurance plan. Insurance companies work with different doctors and hospitals are discounted rates in order to provide clients with doctors that are called “in plan” doctors. Selecting one of these will help you keep bills down, and you can find the in-plan doctors in your area by calling your insurance company and asking for a list.
  • Make sure that you feel at ease with your doctor. When you’re moving to Highlands Ranch, you’ll want to find a doctor that you feel comfortable with. Chances are that this person will know your medical history inside and out, and that they will be the one you tell whenever you are facing a problem or medical concern. It’s important to really trust your doctor, so keep this in mind.
  • Find someone that you can easily get to. If you are moving to Highlands ranch for work purposes, you may want to find a doctor near your office. Sometimes, a doctor that’s near to your home is a good idea too, but being able to pop in and out of your doctor’s office while you are at work is never a bad thing. Sometimes you may be able to skip out of work early to visit with your doctor that’s right down the street.
  • Staff matters: it’s hard to deal with an aggressive or angry secretary every time you call your doctor’s office, so you may want to find a different doctor if your doctor’s staff is less than kind.

Be Picky

A good family or general doctor will be with you for life, so choose one that you can count on to be there when you need them. Plus, building a solid relationship with your doctor means feeling more comfortable about telling that person everything that is wrong with you physically. Find a doctor that you like, and you’ll feel a lot better about taking care of your body!

If you are moving to Colorado, call Exodus Moving and Storage for all your moving needs. When it comes full service moving companies, Exodus has both a reputation and staff that you can trust. Call us today to find out more about why we are one of the best full service moving companies around, and we’ll be happy to give you a free quote. In the meantime, start your search for a doctor, and pick the one that matches your needs best.

How to Figure Out Where Home Is

As Fort Collins Colorado movers, we’ve seen a lot of people come and go. Many of those people have lived in other places before, and most have lived in multiple places. In fact, the average person moves more than five times in their lifetime, so figuring out where “home” is can be challenging. Yet, that question comes up time and again. People want to know where you’re from, and where you call home. How do you figure it out?

Where The Heart Is?

If you were to ask some people where home is, they might respond with the old adage “where the heart is,” but that’s also tricky to figure out. As Fort Collins Colorado movers, we’ve seen a lot of people moving to Fort Collins from other places that they loved, and they simply turn around and love what Colorado has to offer. So, moving to Fort Collins might mean placing your heart in a whole new spot, but it doesn’t negate the other spots where you lived and loved either.

Where You Grew Up?

Do you feel a certain attachment to the place that you grew up in? More often than not, people that are moving to Fort Collins do either because they grew up here, or are looking for a place far away from where they grew up. But it might stand to reason that the area where you first loved, walked, laughed, and knew the concept of family might always be home to you, though claiming your hometown as the place where you’re from might not go over too easily with those people that never left that town.

Where You Live Now?

How long do you have to live in a place in order to call it home? How long do you have to live somewhere before you can start cheering for the home sports team and telling people that you are from that city? Is there a time limit? Do you still feel like a traitor if you wear the NFL colors from your current state? It’s a hard thing to figure out, isn’t it?

What Your Passport Says?

What if you move to another country, but your passport states that you are from the country where you were born. Are you from there? Is that your home? Is that where you are from? What about the connections and bonds you’ve formed in your new town or new country? Are those relevant somehow?

Where It All Meshes Together

The truth is that most of us that have moved and lived in many places can call all of those spots home, and, yet, none of those places are home. You are the many places where you have lived, and you understand the many cultures you’ve lived with. So, when someone asks you where you call home, you might just tell them that you call the world home – and that you have many more homes to find and claim in the future.

Maybe this is why some people say that they are residents of the world, or simply people that live on the earth – it’s too hard to pick one spot, isn’t it? If you are moving to Fort Collins, let us help you get to your new home by packing, shipping, and unpacking your things because sometimes you just need a hand in order to call a new place your temporary home. Call us today for a free estimate.

What do you think? Where should you call home, and where do you identify with the most?

Your Guide to Fall Cleanup

Once your Fort Collins movers are finished delivering your things and all of the boxes are unpacked, it’s time to tackle yet another despised chore: fall cleanup of your new home. Even though you just spent all that time organizing and cleaning, you’re not done yet. (That is, unless the moving gods smiled down upon you and the tough stuff is already taken care of!)

You’ll want to be sure to do at least some of these items, if not all of them, to ensure you aren’t stuck with a bigger mess in the spring, or needing to do something that requires opening the windows. (You probably don’t want to be opening the windows during the winter anyway.) Here’s a guide to fall cleanup so that you’re ready for winter.

Outdoors

  • Inspect all exterior caulking and weather sealant around windows and doors so that you aren’t wasting precious heat all winter long, replacing anything that is missing or damaged. Your wallet will thank you!
  • Inspect and clean out the dryer exhaust pipe. The dryer air of the winter increases your fire risk, so it’s important you remove any clogs of lint and hair before it gets any colder. Be sure that there is some sort of door or vent cover (sold at your local hardware store) so that small animals don’t decide to make their home here over the winter! Your clothes probably won’t smell so clean afterwards.
  • Clean the leaves and debris out of all gutters and downspouts. If you don’t, you might find the melting snow that can’t escape will freeze and expand, damaging your gutters for good. Doing the work of cleaning out the gutters saves you money in the spring, when you don’t have to replace them!
  • Remove all garden hoses, turn off the water in the basement, and drain the spigot completely. Head to your local hardware store to pick up a special insulated cover to keep your pipes warm and happy.
  • Cover the outdoor furniture the Fort Collins movers left out back. Or, if you can, ask the Fort Collins movers to bring the outdoor furniture right into the basement to store it out of harms way all winter long.
  • Inspect all outdoor light fixtures, replacing bulbs that are dead and fixing any that don’t appear to work. Make sure they are clean and clear of debris.

Plants/Gardens

  • If you know a thing or two about plants, go through all gardens and remove annuals and weeds and cut back your perennials to prepare for the winter. If you don’t, you should take the time to learn about gardening during the winter so that come spring, you have a planting game plan!
  • Feed the soil now for optimum growing conditions next year. You don’t even have to buy anything – just cover the areas with leaves and grass clippings!
  • Rake the leaves around the property and dispose of them in lawn and leaf bags, or start a compost pile (after using some to mulch your gardens, of course!). You might not think this is important, but when the spring comes, those piles of leaves can hinder grass growth. Not to mention it’s easier to clean it up now while the ground is dry than in the muddy spring!
  • Plant your spring bulbs now.
  • Mow your lawn one last time, making sure to cut as close to the ground as you can.

Indoors

  • Be sure to call your local HVAC company for a thorough furnace cleaning. If you have forced hot air heating, get them to clean out the ducts as well. Change the air filter in your furnace – and if you remember, change it once a month throughout the winter months to keep everyone healthy.
  • Drain your water heater to ensure there is no sediment in the tank.
  • Head to your attic and look for any signs of a leaky roof so that you can fix it immediately before the spring thaw, when it is likely to damage your house.
  • Dust everything – light fixtures, chandeliers, ceiling fans, window blinds, door sills, etc.
  • Clean your oven (unless the previous owners did it for you, or if it’s new.)
  • Defrost the freezer and clean the fridge.
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to be sure they work.

If you need some help with your move, call Exodus, your Denver moving company, to give you a hand. As a full service Denver moving company, we will make sure that your things get where they need to go quickly!

How to Decorate for the Holidays

If you’ve already booked the Fort Collins moving company that you plan to use, and you’ve found the best long distance moving company around (Exodus, of course!), you’re probably ready to move into your new home and start the holiday season in your new place. That, of course, means decorating your home for the holidays, but we’re not talking about a large inflatable Rudolph here. We’re talking about the inside of your home, which can be so much more than silver and pale whites!

Have you ever wondered how magazines make holiday decor so inviting and festive? Part of it has to do with color, which is surprisingly something that most people don’t think about when they plan inside holiday decor. So, let’s talk about adding some color to the inside of your home this holiday season!

Getting the Color Right

Think for a moment about the colors of the holiday season, and you may think about blues, whites, reds, and greens, right? But, what about some other colors? What about different shades of red, or a splash of red against a silver background? Play with color so that you create something unique – you don’t have to go with elf green or Santa red!

Consider One Area of Color

Okay, so maybe you’re not the type to put splashes of red all over the house, and that’s okay. Another really great way to incorporate some holiday color is to think about an accent wall or other accent area. If the rest of your home is decked out in silver and white, for example, a wall that includes some deep red or green or silver may be just the thing to change it all up a bit.

If you haven’t called a long distance moving company yet, and you’re still in the process of selling your home, a nice and neat accent area that incorporates some of those holiday colors may be just the thing that people will love to see when they walk in your house during a viewing. Some people aren’t crazy about decorations, so you can really confine your holiday cheer to one area and still please buyers.

Go With Gold

How often do you see gold hues around the holiday season instead of silver ones? Sometimes, just making that much of a change can be a really good way to mix things up. You’d be surprised at how great decorations can look when gold is used against deep forest greens. Plus, small gold accents look fabulous – just make sure not to go overboard with the gold!

Look at All Areas

From your tabletops to your fireplace, holiday accents can really go anywhere. Even simple things like red berries in a tall glass vase look amazing this time of year. Also, don’t forget the scents! There’s nothing like the smell of gingerbread or a candle that smells like a Christmas tree. This time of year, there are plenty of holiday scented candles around too, so you can easily pick one up – and before you know it, your home will be sold, and you’ll be calling that long distance moving company thanks to that amazing scent!

Speaking of Fort Collins movers, give us a call if you are looking to move anywhere in the world! We’re more than happy to help you pack and get where you need to go, and we’ll also give you a free estimate. You can find your Fort Collins movers on Facebook too, so make sure to connect with us there. In the meantime, get ready for a colorful holiday season filled with lots of decor and plenty of great accents. What’s your favorite way to decorate during the holidays?

Thanksgiving In Your New Home: You Can Do It!

The Fort Collins moving company has come and gone, leaving a sea of boxes in its wake. As you survey the scene, you become more and more discouraged – how are you going to make good on your offer to host Thanksgiving with so much to do?

It can seem daunting at first, but since you picked the right residential moving company to do all the heavy lifting (and we thank you!), you are still energized and ready to tackle the task at hand – prepping for the first Thanksgiving in your new home without losing your sanity. Here are some tips to impress your loved ones this year, tricking them into thinking you have it all together, even when you feel like a hot mess.

Comprise A Game Plan

I’m not talking about recipes and grocery lists (although you will want a plan regarding these aspects). You need to figure out what’s most important – having a kitchen to cook in, a place for guests to hang while they wait, and the table everyone can gather around to eat off of.

Because you looked for the best company out of all the Fort Collins moving companies, and followed our tips for marking all of your boxes, you know that everything that belongs in the kitchen is in the kitchen. They made sure your dining room table ended up exactly where you wanted it, along with your living room or family room furnishings. This is a plus – it saves so much time when you don’t have to move the big stuff yourself!

The most important thing is to make sure the boxes are clear from the kitchen. Start here and don’t stop until all boxes are unpacked, broken down, and removed from the area. Once you’ve taken care of this, you can move on to the other rooms. Is it important to you to have your décor perfectly in place? While you might feel the urge to pull out every knick-knack, picture, and candle, will your guests really care?

Let’s be honest – everyone has moved, so they’ll all understand if things aren’t perfectly in place. Of course, if it’s going to stress you out to no end that these items were left packed away, go ahead and unpack them. Just know that your relatives aren’t going to care. They’re just there for the food and pie!

Delegate

If you have a family, that significantly decreases the amount of time you are stuck unpacking and arranging everything. Put everyone to work, splitting up tasks between everyone based on what they can handle. You don’t want everyone all in the kitchen at the same time (you know the old saying about too many cooks in the kitchen, right? Don’t spoil the soup!). If you have young children, you can have them work on their arranging their bedrooms to keep them out of your way.

You should also consider delegating menu items. Just because you’re hosting the feast doesn’t mean you can’t ask people to bring a dish! Have your Aunt Ida bring her famous, can’t-live-without-it apple pie, and Uncle Raymond can bring the pork stuffing everyone craves at Thanksgiving. This takes less off of your plate, leaving you more time to make sure your house is in order.

Don’t Panic

So the big day is here, and all of a sudden, you’ve realized you’ve ruined a side dish. Your dog ate the stuffed celery. You forgot to buy the cranberries to make the cranberry sauce. Whatever you do, don’t have a meltdown! Everyone knows you’ve just moved.

They aren’t going to stress too much if you forgot one little side dish or appetizer! Let it go, and remember what Thanksgiving is all about – gathering together with friends and family to celebrate what you’re thankful for. If something stressful occurs and you find yourself turning towards the dark side, laugh it off. You’ll be surprised how much your mood improves!

You can move into your new home and host Thanksgiving dinner in the same month, as long as you are prepared and ask for the help that you need. Of course, moving companies in Fort Collins help a lot! Connect with Exodus, one of the best moving companies in Fort Collins on Facebook, or leave us a note here.

Where to Find a Thanksgiving Meal in Fort Collins

If you are moving to Fort Collins around Thanksgiving Day, you may not have anywhere to enjoy a nice and warm Thanksgiving meal – understandable, since all of your plates and dinnerware will be packed away! But Thanksgiving is such an enjoyable holiday, and you deserve to have a great meal following your move. Here’s a list of some restaurants in the Fort Collins area that will be open and serving up Thanksgiving meals on the big day.

  • Perkins Restaurant: this Fort Collins staple is usually known for its pies, but Perkins Restaurant and Bakery will be open on Thanksgiving Day until 3pm. You’ll be able to order all the turkey day fixings if you hit Perkins before then!
  • Country Buffet: this restaurant might be a chain, but it’s hard to pass up an entire buffet full of food and turkey day bests, right? If you are really hungry after moving to Fort Collins, Country Buffet is the way to go.
  • The Moot House: this steakhouse and pub is serving a Thanksgiving dinner this year, and you can see all of the details on this restaurant’s Facebook page (you may want to make a reservation, this dinner is proving to be very popular!).
  • Denny’s: for late night eats, Denny’s restaurants are always available and ready to go when you are, but Denny’s also serves holiday meal specials, so you can count on this restaurant for any holiday meal.

Other Makeshift Dinner Ideas

Even if all of your stuff is packed up after moving to Fort Collins, you can still put together a quick Thanksgiving meal at home. How? Head to one of the markets in town, pick up some prepared foods that you love (and we’re betting you’ll find some of those old comforts in prepared food for too), and set up a picnic table inside of your new place – all you really need are some paper plates and utensils, a few candles, maybe a bottle of wine, and you’re ready to go.

After dinner, you can head outside to explore your new surroundings, check out the amazing landscapes that this town has to offer, and see if any stores are open. Chances are that you’ll find a few stores open on Thanksgiving Day, and you can always go to bed early in order to get up the next morning and see what’s really happening around town. There are also a few events going on that week, so make sure to check out the local calendar to see if you can join in on any holiday activities.

Calling Denver Moving Companies

If you haven’t moved to Fort Collins yet, you may be looking to contact some Denver moving companies in order to get some rates, and to figure out how you are going to move to this beautiful state. You’re in luck, though, because Exodus Moving and Storage is here to help you with your move – no matter where you are coming from. As one of the leading Denver moving companies, we’re more than happy to help you with packing, unpacking, and moving to Colorado from any state – just ask us for a free quote.

We also love to keep all of our clients informed about what’s happening in Denver and in Fort Collins, so make sure to keep up with us on Facebook – and don’t forget to ask us about our storage rates and facilities too. Do you know of a restaurant in Fort Collins that will be open this Thanksgiving Day? Let us know about it here, or leave us a note on Facebook.

Top 3 Fort Collins Elementary Schools

Moving with kids is tough. It isn’t really moving to a new home that is stressing them out (unless you have a baby or toddler, in which case it is – babies and toddlers thrive on routine and familiarity). If your kids are school-aged and you’re staying in the same school district, they’re probably excited for the move to the new place. It isn’t the house that’s the problem. It’s when you move out of the district or to a new state entirely, forcing them to go to a new school full of unfamiliar faces.

Sometimes, you just can’t help it – the residential moving company is bringing your stuff to a new state because of your job, or maybe you’re moving to a new country altogether because you’re a military family. Either way, you know that your kids are going to hate you for a short period of time. One way to make sure they bounce back to their old selves is to move to an area where the schools are amazing. But how can you know?

Hooray for the Internet

There is a handy website called Greatschools.org, a place where parents go to rate the schools their children attend so that others looking into schools for their kids can make informed decisions from the advice of actual parents sending their kids there. Who better to recommend the school than the parents sending their kids there? It just makes sense.

Here’s a list of three of the top-rated Fort Collins elementary schools to help you decide the area that’s best for your kids, all compiled by Greatschools.com. The schools listed in this article received the highest score possible, a 10.

Traut Core Elementary

This is a public school offering preschool through fifth grade, and the draw here is the high rate of parental involvement. Any teacher or school administrator will tell you this is the key to a great school. They have a high standard when it comes to a student’s work, but most important is their attention to character.

They know that kids need to learn more than the three Rs – they need to build their character and become strong citizens of their communities. There is such a high standard for excellence here, both academically and personally – the school has been nationally recognized, earning a Blue Ribbon Award for excellence. The school’s national assessment test scores were exceptionally high.

Liberty Common Charter School

A charter school you need to submit a name to enter into the lottery to get in, it is well worth taking the chance. The K-12 school’s ACT scores are extremely high (the highest in Colorado, in fact), and kids that attend are expected to work hard. If you have dreams of your child getting into a top college, this school is a great way to prepare them for that. There is a strict dress code, a zero-tolerance policy on bullying, and very high expectations regarding behavior. It won the John Irwin Award for three years straight (2010-2012).

Extracurricular activites abound – recycling club, robotics club, jazz band, drama, and more. If your child is a gifted and talented student, there is a selection of college prep and AP classes to challenge them. The school also features sports fields for baseball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, and basketball to name a few. Or participate in chess club. If  you’re struggling with a certain class, attend homework club for extra help.

Coyote Ridge Elementary

This school serves students in grades K-5, and parents just love it. The teachers care about each individual student, and make sure that each of them is getting what they need from their time at school each day. The school fosters a sense of community and focuses on both academics and character, nurturing the whole child. Test scores are high – all above the 90th percentile – and this is attributed to the teaching methodology. Teachers here teach to the students’ interests, based on research showing that kids learn better about things they are curious about.

This year, the school won two awards from the Colorado Department of Education – both the John Irwin Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. There is a wide variety of extracurricular things – choir, walking club, chess club, Lego club, and more – and parents have put in over 6,000 hours of volunteer time over the past year. It’s a wonderful community here. If you need help getting here, call your Colorado moving company, Exodus, today. We’ve been Fort Collins’ top residential moving company for many years for a reason! Or, find us on Facebook. Your Colorado moving company awaits.

Do any of these schools sound like a good fit for your child?

Reasons Not to Move In With Your Boyfriend

Denver moving companies can move you in and out of the home you share with your boyfriend all day or year long, but you may want to think twice about moving in with your boyfriend. Here are some reasons why living separately can be better.

  1. Keeping mystery in a relationship is really hard to do when you see someone every day all day and all night. Making sure that some things are private can add to that mystery, but keeping things under wraps is nearly impossible to do when you live together. Mystery plays into romance, so keep that in mind when you think about moving in together.
  2. You may have to say goodbye to your independence. Some couples successfully lead both separate lives and couple lives, but few succeed in this. You’re pretty much going to be spending every occasion with your boyfriend the moment you move in, and he may be around on girl’s night because he has nowhere else to go.
  3. Jealousy may start to pop up. If you’ve always hung out with your best guy friend on Friday nights, that is about to change. The person you live with may decide against this ritual, and you’ll have a hard time changing his mind.
  4. Romance doesn’t go with toothbrushes and mouth guards. You can’t easily disguise those parts of you that you aren’t ready to share when you move in with a guy. All of those things he didn’t know about before will go out the window.
  5. Intimacy may take a back burner. Right now, you can meet up for exciting dates in exciting places, but you probably won’t make these kinds of intimate dates when you live together – you’ll already be in the same place, and that place is likely to be on the couch watching TV.
  6. You’ll quickly see the light of day. The first few weeks of living together may be a lot of fun, but that will soon wear off. After that point, you’ll have to face the marriage issue, and it will be really hard to avoid thinking about.
  7. Leaving will be a lot harder. It’s hard to end any relationship, but it’s a lot harder to end one if you live with the person you’re breaking up with. Who knows, you may not break up, and you could wind up engaged instead, but the opposite might also happen. If you do break up, calling Denver moving companies will be the easy part!
  8. You may feel pressured into marriage. So many couples move in together and then get married after a period of time because “what else was there to do?” You know deep down whether or not this is the right next move, right? But, it will be tougher not to move to that next step if you already live together.
  9. You can still show up at his place whenever you want to right now, and avoid him when you want some alone or girl time. If you live in the same spot, forget it. You’ll have to see him all the time, even if you’d rather be alone.

Moving In

If you do decide that moving in is the right thing to do, and you want to test the waters, set a time limit. Decide after one year or five months whether or not you want to spend more time with this person. If not, move out and move on. If so, you may be ready for that next step. Either way, calling Denver moving companies to help you with the move (in or out) is the next thing to do.

At Exodus, we will give you a moving quote when we come to see your place, and you can rest assured that our moving quote won’t change. So, even if you are moving out instead of moving in (or can’t make up your mind), we’re here for you.

Moving During Mercury Retrograde

When Mercury goes into retrograde, people tend to panic. If you follow astrology, Mercury being in retrograde tends to mean a lot of miscommunication, things going awry, and general confusion all around. So what do you do if you have to move while this crazy time is happening? Take a look at some of these tips from your Fort Collins movers.

  • Make sure to schedule everything carefully and read all contracts and agreements twice or three times. During these times of year, things can get confusing and schedules tend to get mixed up.
  • Try to avoid buying anything that’s really expensive right now. If you have to buy something big, make sure to double-check the details, just in case.
  • Keep in mind that people are often confused during this time, and that can mean that things aren’t expressed clearly. Try not to take things out of context right now, and reflect on the things that are said – you’ll be glad you did.
  • Now is a good time to wrap up any projects you started a while ago. The same goes for old relationships, so if you’re moving to Fort Collins from another area, make sure to spend time to say goodbye properly.
  • See if you can make sense of something that has gone wrong, reflect on that thing, and try to figure out how you can make a situation better. Sometimes, being stuck in an odd situation is just the universe’s way of telling you to stop and reflect. You can always make the best out of a bad situation.
  • Revisit the past and then get ready to move forward. The great thing about dealing with Mercury in retrograde is that it gives you the time to reflect while it’s happening, and then you will be ready to move full speed ahead when this time period is over. Prepare now and rush forth when it’s time.

Moving to Fort Collins

If you are moving to Fort Collins while Mercury is in retrograde, make sure to book with reputable Fort Collins movers. Now more than ever before, it’s really vital to make sure that the Fort Collins movers you book with have a professional team ready to work with you. Why? Because professional movers will make sure that your moving dates are properly scheduled, and that all those fine details have been ironed out.

At Exodus Moving and Storage, we’ve been moving people from all kinds of places for many years, so we make sure to cross our “t’s” and dot our “i’s.” We also confirm and reconfirm all of our moving appointments regularly, so you can be sure that everything you have planned on is in order. Of course, we invite you to call us to check on those plans at any time, and we’ll be more than happy to put your mind at ease. We also offer storage rental spaces in both Fort Collins and Denver, so ask us about those options if you have some items that you need to store.

Making the Most of Mercury

Many people often view Mercury being in retrograde as a negative thing, but you can really take advantage of this time too. Spend more time on yourself, try to avoid too many large decisions, and remember to forgive easily during this time when communication is off. It’s also a really good time of year to revisit old relationships. When things get back to normal, you’ll find that starting new relationships is easier than before.

If you have any questions about our moving rates or practices, make sure to leave a comment here or find us on Facebook! In the meantime, don’t sweat the retrograde, just book with a solid moving company.

Flying? Ways to Pass Airport Time

If you’re moving to Boulder from another part of the country or the world, you’ll probably be spending some time waiting at an airport. Even though some airports try really hard to provide travelers with great places to shop, duty free options, and plenty of food and coffee choices, waiting for hours on end at an airport is really anything but fun or exciting. So, how can you pass the time at an airport without being bored to tears?

We’ve helped a lot of people that are moving to Boulder (and we’ve spent a lot of time in airports!), so we have a few tips for you to help you pass the time when you’re stuck waiting for your flight.

  • Use the time to catch up on your reading. When was the last time that you had a chance to sit down with a paperback book? If you haven’t done the reading thing in a while, check out some best-seller lists before you leave, and make sure to pack a good book or two. If you forgot to bring a book with you, rest assured that most airports on your way to moving to Boulder have bookstores – stock up!
  • Check out your social networks. See what the people you know are doing on sites like Facebook (we’re there too!), Twitter, and LinkedIn. See if you can connect with more people, read funny things that other people have posted, and enjoy the time that you have to read through posts you may not read otherwise.
  • Get a massage or go for a manicure. Sure, those airport beauty options can be pricey, but you totally deserve a pedicure if your feet are sore and tired. Kick off your shoes and let the professional go to work on your toes or nails, or get a nice relaxing massage to really ease the tension that you might have felt after crossing through customs or waiting for hours in those really uncomfortable airport chairs.
  • Find a lounge. There are exclusive lounges all over the airport for VIPs, but you can get in on some lounge action even if you aren’t a VIP. Before you leave, find out if the airport you’ll be stuck at will allow you access to a lounge for a one-time fee. Some lounges offer great little pampering extras that you will really enjoy indulging in if you are stuck at an airport for any length of time.
  • Roam around and people watch. Sometimes, it can be really entertaining just to sit back, grab a drink or coffee, and watch the travelers roll by. There’s really no better time to just relax and see what other people are up to, where other people are going, and to maybe make a friend or two while you wait.
  • Get some air. Some airports have rooftops that are accessible, so check this out if it’s a possibility. Once you’re past the security checkpoint, though, it might be hard to get outdoors, so take your time soaking up the sunshine while you can.
  • If you have a layover, why not check your bags at the airport by renting a locker, and get outside to enjoy the city that you’re currently in? You can roam around for a few hours, see the sights, and get back to the airport in time for your flight. Just make sure to consider rush hour traffic and other delaying factors.

Working With Your Long Distance Moving Company

If you are flying and you have hired a long distance moving company to get your stuff to your new place, make sure to tell the long distance moving company that you’ve hired what your flight time are, and when you can expect to arrive at your destination. This way, you are all on the same page when it comes to your arrival time – or just arrange to have your moving company arrive a day or two after your flight lands. Either way, you’re in great hands with Exodus Moving and Storage. Call us today to book your move, and enjoy the time you have to spend in the airport!

Valuing Feedback

After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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